The next season of JDC will be starting soon, probably some time around the end of this month. Right now we are still in the planning stages, and the site has not yet been fully set up.
For those of you who have never played in JDC before, I might as well explain what it is. JDC is a JJ2 tournament that is run periodically, and is open to everyone. You are free to schedule your own games, and large events are hosted occasionally where you can get extra points (many people play only for the events). The main goal of JDC is having fun, and a lot of points simply come from participating, but skill is still needed to become #1.
We are currently running a new logo contest for the tournament. See the JCF thread for more details. Everyone is free to submit as many entries as they want, and the winner gets to have their logo featured on the site.
Season 16 was fairly successful and one of the most active seasons the tournament has ever had, and I hope that the next season will be a success as well. However, we are have not decided on one major thing: how long the season should be.
JDC 16 ran for 7 weeks. We are contemplating on running a longer season for JDC 17, possibly spanning 11 or 12 weeks. In other words it would run for a large chunk of the summer. If we do this, it will be the longest season we have had in many years. If we go with this option, season 18 will likely not happen until the winter.
The other option is to make JDC 17 last 6 or 7 weeks. If we do this, we will likely run season 18 during the late summer/early fall, rather than the winter, and make it the same length as season 17. In between the two seasons there would be a 4-6 week break.
In other words, the choice is between one long season, or two short(er) seasons. If you have an opinion, please vote in the j2o poll. The poll will not determine how the season will be arranged, but it will give us an idea of what people want, and strongly influence our decision.
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Eat your lima beans, Johnny.